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The Stupefying Glitch Tattoos of Max Amos

The Stupefying Glitch Tattoos of Max Amos

Tattoo Artists1 min Read

Go full distortion with Max Amos' psychotropic blackwork glitch tattoos. Get turnt—literally!

Glitch used to be this vexing irregularity we hate seeing on TV, but as usual, various artists found a way to it into a kind of ~aesthetic~ you'd actually like to see. Because of subversive art movements, we learn to appreciate and look forward to all kinds of art which we then consume. Some time ago, a Lithuanian artist found some bugs in Facebook, which he then turned into an unconventional glitch art... 

In tattoos, you've got Max McCartney, mostly known as Max Amos in the industry. Max is a blackwork tattoo artist based in the UK. He tattoos at The Inkwell Tattoo Studio in Birkenhead. The British tattoo artist has been tattooing since 2010 and says that it ‘utterly transformed’ him. He's currently known for his amazing glitch tattoos in blackwork and dotwork.

Many of Max's glitch tattoos feature portraits of actors, iconic figures, mysterious men and women, and Greek sculptures. Aside from portraits and movie scenes, Max also tattoos glitch animals and things like hourglasses. He then creates the necessary details with fine dotwork.

Glitch moon man tattoo by Max Amos. #MaxAmos #blackwork #glitch #pointillism #dotwork #moon #man

Max tries to incorporate various kinds of glitches in his tattoos; warped, pixelated, damaged VHS-inspired, and more. It's almost as if he's circuit bending ink and techniques to create glitch tattoos when all he's doing is distorting lines and peppering them with necessary details.

Max's glitch tattoos were initially featured in 16 Bizarre Glitch Tattoos. See the rest of his works here.

Written byXavier

When she's not writing for Tattoodo, Xavier likes experimenting with art and organizing local music shows. We're kidding, she's probably asleep. Follow her on Instagram @claudia_strife

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